Saturday, September 1, 2018



We use paneer (Indian cottage cheese) quite often in my house. I go in for store bought paneer and do not make this at home.

Elsewhere in this blog, you will find recipes for some yummy starters such as Paneer Tikka Kathi Rolls, Garlicky Chilli Paneer, and Chatakedar Paneer.

Today's recipe is for a stir fry made with paneer and capsicum ( bell pepper) which can be made very easily and quickly. It is a time saver and makes for a much sought after starter.

This can be also be served as a side dish. We had this as a side dish yesterday and later I used what was left as a filling for grilled sandwiches and it tasted great! Today's recipe has been adapted from Paneer Capsicum Stir Fry by the legendary Tarlaji Dalal.

  • Paneer (Cottage Cheese), 200 grams 
  • Capsicum/Bell Pepper, small-sized, 1
  • Garlic Paste, 1 tsp
  • Chilli Paste, 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Seeds, coarsely crushed, 1 tsp
  • Green Chillies, 1 or 2
  • Ginger, chopped, 1/2 tsp
  • Tomato, medium- sized, 1 
  • Kasuri Methi, (Dried Fenugreek Leaves), 1/4 tsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Leaves, 1 tbsp, for garnish


Cut the paneer into even sized cubes
Cut the capsicum into thin slices
Finely chop the green chillies, tomato and coriander leaves
In a non-stick kadhai, heat the oil and when it gets hot add the garlic paste and saute on medium flame for a few seconds till you get a nice aroma 
Add the capsicum slices, chilli paste,  and crushed coriander seeds and saute on low flame for 1 minute
Next add the chopped green chillies, chopped ginger and saute again for a few seconds
Add the chopped tomato, mix well and cook on medium flame for 2 minutes  
Add the kasuri methi and salt to taste and mix well
Cook on medium flame for 1 minute
Now add the paneer cubes, and mix them taking care that they don't break and cook for 1 more minute on medium flame 
Finally, garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves
Serve hot as a starter or as a side dish

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